1. Lord All-Powerful,how lovely is your Temple!
2. I want more than anythingto be in the courtyards of the Lord’s Temple.My whole being wantsto be with the living God.
3. The sparrows have found a home,and the swallows have nests.They raise their young near your altars,Lord All-Powerful, my King and my God.
4. Happy are the people who live at your Temple;they are always praising you.Selah
5. Happy are those whose strength comes from you,who want to travel to Jerusalem.
6. As they pass through the Valley of Baca,they make it like a spring.The autumn rains fill it with pools of water.
7. The people get stronger as they go,and everyone meets with God in Jerusalem.
8. Lord God All-Powerful, hear my prayer;God of Jacob, listen to me.Selah
9. God, look at our shield;be kind to your appointed king.
10. One day in the courtyards of your Temple is betterthan a thousand days anywhere else.I would rather be a doorkeeper in the Temple of my Godthan live in the homes of the wicked.
11. The Lord God is like a sun and shield;the Lord gives us kindness and honor.He does not hold back anything goodfrom those whose lives are innocent.
12. Lord All-Powerful,happy are the people who trust you!